I’m not a fan of crew neck shirts. They feel stuffy to me. I’m all about v-necks and round necks and square necks and every other neck (besides plunging maybe because, for one, my kids tend to grab onto my shirt during times of slight duress and OOPS! HELLOO!) But, I do own a few crews. In particular, there’s this hand-me-down:This is the only picture I have wearing it and you can’t even see the crew neck so it should be tossed in the irrelevant category but I’ll humor myself again and post it. This was when I was pregnant with Sebastian. I laughed out loud to myself when I pulled it over the bump though because it seemed to add a little vavoom to Audrey’s chest area that wasn’t there before…so I took a picture. :D
Here’s what it really looks like (except in white):[image via Tradesy]
And why am I even worrying about posting a before picture? You all know what a crew neck tee looks like! Silly me!
So anywho, one day post-pregnancy, I decided I wanted to wear that shirt again but didn’t want to deal with the stuffy crew neck, so I just cut it off (and didn’t take a single in-process picture…boo).
I cut right around the existing neck; cutting off the ribbing.
Cutting around the existing neck helped me make sure I wasn’t getting a wonky cut. After I had done that, I decided I wanted it a tad wider so I cut another half inch off; following the circle I had just cut. Since the tee I cut was jersey, there was no hemming needed!
Here’s how I’m wearing it today:
[My mirror lied when it told me these ancient trouser jeans are still good to wear. Looking a little shoddy these days…]
And, per J’s inspiration, I threw this altered blazer over it.
Oh, hold on, my super-sleek, company-supplied phone is going off…
Oh wait, that’s just a toddler cry in the arena I call mi casa.